In the early times of steam powered railways in Britain

The different rail providers marketed their routes and products and services on very simple printed sheets. With the 1850s, with growing competition and enhancements in printing technologies, pictorial types were currently being incorporated of their advertising posters. Using graphic artists began to influence the look of your pictorial poster. In 1905, the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) commissioned Norman Wilkinson to generate artwork for your new landscape poster, promoting their rail and steam packet connection to Eire. In 1908, for your Excellent Northern Railway (GNR), John Hassall created the famous image with the "Jolly Fisherman" with the "Skegness is so Bracing" slogan. Fortunino Matania painted a variety of posters to the LMS. The development of the commercial art kind...

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